top Microsoft Announces Windows 10
NT 3.51 - blech
NT4 - Not bad
top UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity
The UK Government recommends scrapping anonymous users.
As an anonymous user I recommend scrapping the UK Government.
top Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight
Because corporations bidding over who gets to kick in my door and beat my ass is just what `murica needs.
top Century-Old Drug Reverses Signs of Autism In Mice
I don't know if I'd take this drug. I'm over 40 and have learned to manage the downsides. I've also learned to use the super powers associated with mild cases of ASD.
I've had to learn to override the adrenal response which gives me the ability to act when most people just freeze up(e.g. artillery strike). I'm always having a stress reaction when I'm outside my own head so a little more doesn't really matter that much. I doubt it would fix my voice modulation (flat affect)and other mannerisms that have been ingrained. I wish you could try it before making it permanent.
top Study: Stop Being So Cynical, You Could Give Yourself Dementia
If you're optimistic in this world you are already delusional so how would they tell if you're suffering from dementia?
top Swiss Space Systems Announces Plan To Offer World's Cheapest Zero-G Flights
Fundies, underwear for two. Look it up, where there's a will there's a way.
top Game Industry Fights Rising Development Costs
Well at least the coders and artists are still working for table scraps.
top $200 For a Bound Textbook That You Can't Keep?
Why would I want a monstrous book of case law to lug around? There's an old quote "You can't grep dead trees"
I'd much rather have a searchable e-book.
I mean it's still an asshat move but there's a reason there aren't anymore telephone books.
top In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor
The poor are under/unemployed and the rich are trying harder and harder to make more of them under/unemployed.
top Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0
Equal opportunity does not mean equal outcome. Equal outcome quashes excellence as much as inequality of opportunity.
top Cops Say NDA Kept Them from Notifying Courts About Cell Phone Tracking Gadget
I guess when they said that they would tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth they committed perjury since they intended to not disclose to the court.
top Female Software Engineers May Be Even Scarcer Than We Thought
I thought it said Female Software Engineers May Be Even Scarier Than We Thought.
top Microsoft Kills Stack Ranking
While they don't have to be ranked so strictly you're still fighting over table scraps against your own team.
If everyone surpasses expectations and achieves a good result then everyone deserves to be compensated fairly.
top Competition Tests Student-Built Aerial Espionage Robots
Military money needs to be removed from education. Higher education shouldn't be a competition on how fast you can sell out the planet to fascist forces.
Just cut enough out of their budgets that they can't afford to murder goat herders for profit and plow it into real education. Geeks need to stop giving away their power and take charge and authority over our own contribution or it will always be used against us. I'm saying this as a former soldier.
top One Year Since Assange Took Refuge in Ecuadorian Embassy
Except if you have your head out of your ass in any way, shape or form.
There are no "rape" charges. They did reopen a previously closed case where he was accused of sexual impropriety involving the use of a condom.
top Rice Professor Predicts Humans Out of Work In 30 Years
This is why socialism in some form is necessary. If corporations are allowed to own these automated systems (the means of production) then corporations will be free to toss you and everyone you love in the garbage because they don't need you anymore. Why should they let you eat when it's just cutting into their profits unless they are forced to? It's either we share the wealth the workers earned or the rich getting richer and the poor get poorer will reach its obvious conclusion.
Before anyone says it, none of this has anything to do with a Soviet/Chinese style fascist state.That's just what Americans have been fooled into thinking socialism is.
top N. Carolina May Ban Tesla Sales To Prevent "Unfair Competition"
Sell cakes with the constitution printed on them..give away a free car with every cake.
top IAU: No, You Can't Name That Exoplanet
These guys should have nothing to say about it. It should be the person who finds it gets naming rights, they earned it. If they want to sell their rights that should be their option too.
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